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Introduction by Fr Liam Belton, P.P., Moderator


The following videos are on YouTube / Vimeo:

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"The Friend in the Boat" (Mk 4, 35-41)
True friendship is a keystone Gospel value.
Fr Vincent reminds us this week of the value of friendship especially in stormy times.

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Mindful Monk Sr 4, Ep 5:
'Mother Maura's Favourite Psalm'

Mother Maura, Abbess of Kylemore Abbey, tells me about her favourite psalm. Enjoy the warm glow in her face - the face of a life well lived.

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The Pivotal Players - St. Ignatius of Loyola
During these celebratory months, Word on Fire is offering this video for free streaming.
This episode of the Pivotal Players series covers Ignatius’ journey from a courageous and celebrated warrior to a passionate servant of Christ. He effected this influence through the establishment of the Jesuit order and through his masterpiece, "The Spiritual Exercises."


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Mindful Monk Sr 4, Ep 3: Dr Tony Bates and the Swinging Door
Dr Tony Bates gives me his thoughts on spirituality and his interaction with nature, particularly his garden.

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Fr Vincent McMahon: The Mustard Seed (Mark 4, 26-34)
In a welcome fresh, albeit unusual, take on the parable of the Mustard Seed, this week Fr Vincent tells us how we can all be a Michelangelo in the lives of those around us.

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The final presentation in The Ignatian Way series explores the concept of being "Men and Women for Others."
The series is based on materials written by Brian Grogan, SJ, of the Irish Jesuits.


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Decision Making
St. Ignatius Loyola has a lot to say about decision making. Learn about Ignatian principles for making good decisions.
This video is part of The Ignatian Way series, based on materials written by Brian Grogan, SJ, of the Irish Jesuits.


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The Ignatian Way # 5: What Is Discernment?
St. Ignatius's great discovery was that discernment involves paying attention to our feelings. Learn more about Ignatian discernment.
This video is part of The Ignatian Way series, based on materials written by Brian Grogan, SJ, of the Irish Jesuits.


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Simon Sleeman OSB - Sr 4, Ep 1: The Divine Artist
The Holy Spirit is the 'Divine Artist' sent to teach us what we need to know and what we need to do. The Holy Spirit has been much neglected, I presume because no institution wants to have someone other than themselves directing people and teaching them. An unpredictable Holy Spirit is a bit hot to handle!

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The Ignatian Way #5: The Examen
The fifth presentation in The Ignatian Way series explains the daily Examen, which is at the core of Ignatian prayer.
The series is based on materials written by Brian Grogan, SJ, of the Irish Jesuits.


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Hello and Goodbye (Ascension 2021)
Six years ago, Pope Francis reminded us of the importance of simple words like 'Thank you', 'Please' and 'Sorry'. This Sunday, Feast of the Ascension, Fr Vincent talks to us of two more.

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The Ignatian Way #4: The Spiritual Exercises
The fourth presentation in The Ignatian Way series gives an overview of the Spiritual Exercises. The series is based on materials written by Brian Grogan, SJ, of the Irish Jesuits.


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Ignatian Way #3: Finding God in All Things
The third presentation in The Ignatian Way series explores the idea of finding God in all things.
The series is based on materials written by Brian Grogan, SJ, of the Irish Jesuits.

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Friends (John 15: 9-17)
This week Fr Vincent reminds us about the Lord's commandment of love and gives us some examples of what true friendship is all about.

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"Offer it Up"
Fr James Brent, O.P., explains the meaning behind the expression "offer it up" how sacrifice redeems the world.


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Ignatian Spirituality: An Overview
The second presentation in The Ignatian Way series gives an overview of Ignatian spirituality.
The series is based on materials written by Brian Grogan, SJ, of the Irish Jesuits.

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Always Welcome (5th Sunday of Easter)
This week Fr Vincent leads us from a tale of Oscar Wilde to the deep roots that bind Christians to their Lord and reminds us that we are always welcome guests at His table (John 15: 1-8)


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The Ignatian Way #1: What Is Ignatian Prayer?
The first presentation in The Ignatian Way series considers the question, "What is Ignatian prayer?"
The series is based on materials written by Brian Grogan, SJ, of the Irish Jesuits.






































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The Story of the Advent Wreath
Suitable for children preparing for First Holy Communion










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